NewsPositively Hampton Roads


Two Virginia Beach swimmers qualify for U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 18:03:09-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two Virginia Beach swimmers have qualified for the U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials.

Samantha Tadder and Cason Wilburn

16-year-old Samantha Tadder of TIDE Swimming and 18-year-old Cason Wilburn of East Coast Aquatic Team both completed their Olympic qualifying swim in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the TYR ISCA Junior Championship Cup. Both Tadder and Wilburn are students at First Colonial High School. They also both swim on the school's team.

According to TIDE Swimming, this is the first time since 1988 that more than one local swimmer has qualified for the Olympic Team Trials.

Related: A local man's inspirational story for World Autism Awareness Day 

The U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials will be held June 21 through 28, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, at the CHI Health Center Omaha. The eight-day competition will serve as the sole qualifier for swimmers on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo.